For years, us ladies have agonized over the pain and beauty of wearing heels. Donning stilettos is undoubtedly a double-edged sword – you stand up straighter, exuding sex appeal – but after roughly 20 minutes of frolicking in those five inchers your feet feel less than stellar. Some of us have found refuge in a good pair of platforms and/or wedges, but generally, we’re inclined to keep an armory of band aids and blister pads in our makeup cases and on our bathroom shelves for the injuries we expect to incur at the cost of looking fabulous.
It seems, though, that a new shoe silhouette is on the horizon and primed to take the fashion world by storm this spring. “Flatforms” were all the rage on the Spring 2011 runway – characterized by a platform that is in fact… flat! Yes, this oddly-shaped footwear is set to become the next big thing. Sexy? Strange? Maybe a little bit of both? Either way, it’s something we can’t ignore as the snow starts to melt and we come out of hibernation for some retail therapy.
So let’s discuss where you can purchase said shoes. Luckily, options are anything but limited! If you’re in the mood of a bit of height, Fendi has a sky-high version that’s sure wet your style palate. No matter what the budget, there’s a multitude of choices on the marketplace for those of us intrigued by this shoe – just peep Fashionologie for a few ideas, or check out Topshop’s WYNN – a go-with-everything pair.
What’s your take on this about-to-be trend? Is it something you would rock? And more importantly, are you willing to set aside your beloved (yet hated) stilettos and wedges for these newbies?
Images via Fashionologie, Glamour, HighSnobette
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